Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Caribbean Chicken with Pineapple-Cilantro Rice

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"For something a little more light and fun, but still pretty easy."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, thyme, cumin, 1 teaspoon of garlic salt, paprika, chili powder, and nutmeg in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Rub both sides of chicken breasts with the spice mixture, and place into a 9x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle any remaining seasoning mix on top of chicken, if desired.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is lightly browned, no longer pink inside, and the juices run clear, about 30 minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chicken breast should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  4. While chicken is baking, bring the rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Chop half the pineapple slices. Mix the chopped pineapple, cilantro, and olive oil into the cooked rice, and season to taste with a pinch or two of garlic salt and black pepper. Fluff the rice up with a fork, and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with the baked chicken, topped with remaining pineapple slices.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 24, 2011

I cooked the rice in my rice cooker, substituting some of the water for the pineapple juice in the can to give the rice a sweeter flavor, so it required little to no salt. Also used chicken tenders because they cook up faster. 20 minutes and the whole meal was ready and delicious! Yum! :) Be aware... the chickens flavor is quite strong. My family liked it but I could see how it could be pretty strong for others.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2011

This recipe tasted terrible. Both the rice and chicken were inedible. We tossed out a lot of food tonight!

 
Aug 20, 2011

when you make add some pineapple juice for flavor and it is really good! and healthy my husband made me make it two nights in a row

 
Aug 24, 2011

Loved this dish. I was a little skeptical about the rice but it turned out lovely. The only thing that I would do different next time would be to back off on the amount of rub I put on the chicken. The spices were a little over-bearing for me.

 
Sep 11, 2011

Made this dish the other night for dinner and it was wonderful. The pineapple cilantro rice went well with the spicy carribean chicken. Served the chicken over the rice with a nice glass of moscato wine....the perfect meal! Felt like I had gone to a carribean restaurant to eat. 2 thumbs up!!

 
Sep 01, 2011

I also used I bit more brown sugar as it seemed to be a bit strong in taste and I also cooked my rice in a rice steamer and used half pineapple juice and half water and it came out a bit too sticky. Over all the chicken was pretty good. Could be better with some tweaking tho.

 
Aug 26, 2011

this was pretty good, although I used brown rice which i don't recommend. Pretty quick and definitly fool-proof. i look forward to trying it again but with white rice...ill get my whole grain in some other way next time!

 
Aug 27, 2011

Very good!I grilled the chicken and I did reduce the spices (except for the brown sugar) by half and had just the right amount for three large chicken breasts. I also used the pineapple juice for part of the water for the rice and added sliced baby carrots. Good flavor--not too spicy or too sweet and very easy to make. Thanks for the great recipe!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 367 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.5 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 606 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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